WATCH: ABC’s Matthew Dowd compares Trump era to Nazi Germany, KKK, South Africa

Discussing Trump impeachment on ABC, Matthew Dowd compared the Trump era and GOP with several unflattering historic examples.

“Well, to me, the impeachment..we have to separate the parts of the impeachment vote,” Dowd began.

“I mean, other countries have gone through this before, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and the thing before you get to reconciliation and healing, you have to have some element of truth and accountability, but we have an example in our country during reconstruction in the aftermath of the civil war when we went through — we were supposed to go through a process of truth and accountability and changing the nature of what went on and when Abraham Lincoln was killed and Andrew Johnson took over, the idea of forming a thing and demanding truth was stopped,” he continued”

“What did that result in, George?” Dowd asked “It resulted in this country of Jim Crow laws, it resulted in the KKK and it resulted of 100 years more of a fight for justice and truth and equality in our country.”

“So we have to get to a situation where, yes, let’s have a discussion of the truth, what did Donald Trump do, what should be his accountability, and the final stage of that is, what should be his punishment,” he added.


This was not the first time Dowd connected Trump to Nazi Germany.

In 2018 Dowd said “as the President refers to successful black people as “dumb” Let us remember on this day in 1936 Jesse Owens won Olympic gold in the long jump in fascist Germany in front of Hitler making all Americans proud.”